Thank you to…
Sue Hopkins fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
August means one of my favorite times of the year: Otakon season! Hopefully my wait-listed panel will magically get in, but in the meantime I’ll be on Patz’s Mecha Fight Club panel on Saturday at 9am in Panel room 7. Come by to hear me and others nerd it up about giant robots.
There is a more serious matter when it comes to Otakon, however, and that’s the fact that a white nationalist rally is going to be held the same weekend in Washington, DC. My fellow con attendees, please remain safe, and pity these idiots for putting so much energy into anger and hate.
Speaking of dealing with racists, I’ve recently begun revising my informal policy when it comes to blog comments. It’s not like I receive tons of comments these days, but I’ve come to realize that the concept of “let the ideas do the talking” only really works if the goal of everyone talking is to actually learn something. The alt-right/white nationalist agenda tries to feign actual debate but just wants a podium to posture and look strong. So if I see anyone arguing in bad faith, I’m basically deleting their comments. Simple as that.
But if you want to argue in good faith, here are my favorite posts from July.
A show that people seemed to either love or hate, I give my own thoughts on a show where viewers can’t even agree what it’s about.
One of my old favorites has an important message in these current times, about the strengths and pitfalls of pop culture entertainment.
A look at how a 15-year-old franchise brings veteran and newbie seiyuu alike.
Chapter 6 sheds new light on Akira, and is in certain respects the most interesting chapter yet. If you didn’t know Kio Shimoku has a new manga, now’s the time to read up on it!
What began in 2007 continues in 2018.